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Introduction to Project Management


No one - personally or in business - should have to stumble through a new project. Learn to do it like a pro. Understand the basic concepts that guide project management. Gain insights into scheduling and tracking that assure quality performance. Learn to communicate productively with contractors, to conduct reviews and to obtain insights into problems of planning and implementing projects. Participants will learn to approach their next project with the confidence and skill necessary to carry it through effectively.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Understand industry standard concepts of project management
  • Apply a general framework to managing projects
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure and schedule for projects
  • Estimate time and cost of projects
  • Develop a Project Plan
  • Identify, quantify, monitor, and control risk within projects
  • Manage change in a project
  • Close out a project successfully

Section: PROJECTMGMT (27JAN18)
Dates: Jan 27, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM
Tuition: $825.00 Instructor: John Kailey Register
Project Management Basics
  • What are PMI® and the PMBOK®?
  • What is project and program management?
  • Identifying the 3 constraints which impact project success
  • The project life cycle – understanding the project management process
  • Understanding the project environment
  • Identifying the types of project structures
  • Determining the effect of politics on projects

The Project Manager’s Role
  • Leader and influencer
  • Team builder
  • Communicator
  • Negotiator
  • Influencer and problem solver

Initiating Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Project due diligence
  • Developing the business case for the project
  • Project versus business risk
  • Project selection

Planning Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Value of planning
  • Forming the high-level project team
  • Creating the project plan
  • Defining and validating the project scope
  • Project work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Statement of work (SOW)
  • Determining the project resources
  • Developing the project schedule
  • Identifying the project cost

Executing Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Coordinating people and resources to carry out the plan
  • Project team development
  • Team structure and dynamics
  • Understanding motivational theories
  • Identifying appropriate management styles

Controlling Phase
  • Understanding the purpose of project control
  • Dealing with change requests
  • Controlling the project by examining variances
  • Crashing, fast tracking and resource leveling
  • Computing earned value
  • Measuring and controlling quality
  • Evaluating the project

Closing Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Close-out project contract
  • Close-out project plan

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
01/27/2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Classroom Executive Park
01/28/2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment:
Clock Hours: 13.0